The Plain Dealer from Cleveland, Ohio (2024)

7. TE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER, SUNDAY. AUGUST 28, 1892. THE SPORTING WORLD RECORD OF SIX FAMOUS MASTERS OF P'UGILISM. AU Will Meet in Ono Ring at New Orleans Sullivan and Corbett, Dixon and Skelly, McAuliffe and Myer-Men Each Has WhippedAmerican Billiards in Paris -About Cycling Tracks.

The records of the men who are to fight for hung up by the Olympic club of Now Orleans Sept. 5, 0 A 7 are presented below: SULLIVAN. John L. Sullivan, the champion pugilist of the world, was born at Boston, on Oct. 15, 1858.

He stands fire feet ten and a half inches in his stocking feet, and weighs when in condition about 205 pounds. Sullivan was a natural born atlilete, and in his boyhood days was a great base ball enthusiast. Ilis parents came frown the county of Kerry, Ireland, and settled at the Highlands, near Boston, Mass. At the are of mixteen young Sullivan had developed the pluck and strength that made him respected among the young men of his neighborhood, and that has of brought him so rapidly since to the very front and head of pugilism. the In December, 1880, Sullivan met Prof.

John Donaldson in Pittsburg. They sparred four rounds, avhen Donaldson the quit. But. Donaldson WAS not satisfied and challenged Sullivan to tight again with hard gloves. Sullivan accepted, and at the men met on Dec.

28, 1880. The battle was a one-sided affair, Sullivan having all the best of it during the entire fight. The at battle lasted ten rounds, when Donaldson was knocked out of time. This may be called Sullivan's first battle. and it gave him a great reputation.

His attempts in the prize ring are as follows: Defeated I'rof. John Donaldson, ten rounds. Defeated John Flood, eight rounds. Defeated Paddy Ryan. nine rounds.

Defeated John McDermott, three rouils. Defeated Joe Douglass, four rounds, Defeated James Elliott, three rounds, of Defeated Herbert Sade (the Maori), three rounds. Defeated Alex Diarx, round. to Defcated Dan Henry, one round. Defeated William Fleming, one round.

Defeated Enos Phillips, four rounds. Defeated J. M. Laftin, four rounds. Defeated Dominick McCaffery, six of rounds.

2.. Defeated Paddy Ryan, three Jake Kilrain, seventy-five on rounds. Defeated Crossley. Defeated McCarthy. Defeated Burns (Michigan giant).

Defeated Jack Stewart. Defeated James Dalton. Defeated Joe Goss. Steve Taylor. is Defeated Alike Donovan.

Defented George Hooke. Failed to knock out Jim Colling (Tug Wilson) in four rounds. Charles Mitchell, of George M. Robinson in four rounds, Jack Burke in five rounds, Paddy Ryan, police interfered after the men: fought thirty seconds. Draw with Charles Mitchell, thirtynine rounds.

Fought Alf Greenfield -two rounds; lice interfered, but Sullivan was clared the winner; Frank Herald. rounds, police interfered. After battle with Kilrain Sullivan retired temporarily. it CORBETT. a James J.

Corbett was barn. in San Iran cisco. Sept. 1, 1800. a His father was from county Ireland, and his mother from Dublin.

He was named after his uncle, Father James Corbett, who is nOW a priest in Ireland. Young Corbett was educated at the Sacred Heart college, San Francisco, and when he graduated Flood, the Bonanza King. gave him a clerkship in the Nevada bank, where he remained several years. From boyhood up Corbett had always been fond of athletic exercises, aud in; the Olympic buse. ball club.

he always ranked first as fielder and batter." While still clerking in the bank. be joined the Olympic Athletic club. and won the amateur heavyweight championship. This infatuated him with boxing, and he left the bank to become sparring instructor for the Olympic club. While holding that position, he had his first professional contest with Jack Burke, of England, whom he fought to a draw fu eight rounds.

There was no referee, but the San Francisco public decided in favor of Corbett. Corbett then developed into a full-fledged professional, and defeated all the local heavyweights, among them Joy Chornski, whom to he met and defeated three different times. Once, with bare knuckles, in a barn belongto Corbett's father; the second timo 011 the beach near the Cliff house (these were four round events), and finally, in a finish fight on barge in San Francisco lay. In this last meeting Corbett broke both his hands in the third round, but coutinned to fight, and defeated his man in the twenty-seventh round. Corbett next, in a six-round contest for points, bested Kilrain for a $2,500 purse.

In the sparring tour which followed he bested McCaffrey in a four-round contest in Brooklyn. His last orent of importance was his meeting with Peter Jackson, which resulted in a draw after sixty-one rounds. These are all of Corhad bett's many, big affuirs. among Of which minor were events he follow- has ing. in all of which he proved the victor: Defeated David Disman, two rouuds; James Daily, four rounds; Martin (Buffalo) Donald Costello, three rounds; Duncan Dcof Butte, Frank Smith, three rounds; Mike Brennon, four rounds; William Miller, M'AULIFFE.

Jack McAuliffe in 1884 won boxing Feb. tournament 16, at Madison Square garden; ship in New 1883. won 124-pound championYork; March 28, 1885. won a letic light weight tourney at New York AthFeb. club; 27, April 15, 1885, won tourney; whipped Jack 1886, became professional, 20, Hopper in 17 rounds: Oct.

in 21 1886, beat Billy Frazier for $1,000 rounds, 1 hour and 23 minutes, for the lightweight championship with skin gloves; Jau. 14, 1887, beat Harry Gilmore for $1,100, in 23 rounds, 1 hour and Jem 51 minutes; March, 1887, drew with Carney of England at Revere Beach. in 74 rounds," hours and 58 minutes; Sept. 23, 18SS, drew with I'nt Oct. 10, Kerrigan in 10 rounds at Boston; in 11 1888, beat.

Billy Dacoy at Dover for rounds, 1 42 Dec. 16. minutes and 20 seconds, 1888, beat Jake ceipts; in Feb. nine 13. rounds 1889, for drew the with gate reMyer at North Judson.

in rounds, Billy for 1889, the drew in lightweight championship; April. of Bangor at 15 rounds with Mike Daly whipped Boston: March 21, 1800, the California Jimmy' Carroll in 47 rounds at Gibbons Athletic club; bout Austin in 3 in 6 rounds; beat Billy Frazier rounds. MIYER. at Billy Myer in 1883 defeated Manning Streator in four rounds; 1883, feated George defeated Murphy Charles in six rounds; three 1885, defeated Paddy in Lounasney 1856, Welch at defeated Braidwood, Charley in Daly three rounds; Louis at Woodford. $1,000 of St.

31 rounds; 1887, defeated Jack side, Galla- in gher in of three Buffalo, rounds; a 148-pounder, at Tana, ry 1887, defeated HarGilmore, champion of Canada. at fonted Crosse, five rounds: 1887, deNorth Harry Gilmore, $1,000 A side, at Judson, in 28 blow put Gilmore to sloop; defeated Danny Needham of Minneapolis at Minneapolis iu 20 rounds; 1889, Feb. 13. draw with Jack cAulife, at North Judson, Gilmore in 64 rounds; Jau. 15, Harry at Chicago -police intorfered in the fifth round, when Gilmore was about per gone; at April 30, Alexandria, 1800, whipped Jack Hop1800.

May in six rounds: in Now 22, beaten by Andy Bowen Orleans: 1891, May 19, draw with club, Andy New Bowen before the Olympic Orleans -drawn on account 1. A MUSICAL MATTERS. AFFAIRS IN A LOCAL WAY EX; CELDINGLY DULL. But There is Mnch of Interest Going on Elsewhere Latest European Musical Gossip-New Songs and Operas and New Musical Stars--Old Favorites Preparing for the Scason. Sir William Wallace's "An Englishman In Paris" has proved one of the successful i books of the yeur.

The writer was wealthy and cultured Englishman, a nata ural son of that Marquis of Hertford from whom Thackeray drew "Lord Steyne" for his "Vanity Fair." While in Paris he mot everyone of note in the artistic and literary world, and the following about the origin of Verdi's "Aida' is extremely interesting: Felicien David composed very slowly. But for this defect, if it was one, Verdi would never have put his name to the score of "Aida." 'The musical encyclopalias will tell you that Mr. Ghislanzoni is the author of the libretto, and the khedive applied to Verdi for an opera on an Egyptian subject. The first part of that statement is utterly untrue, the other part is but partially true. Ghislanzoni is at bust but the adapter in verse and translator of the libretto.

The original in prose is by Mr. Camille du Locle, founded Oil the scenario supplied by Marietta Bey, whom Ishmail lasha had given carte blanche with regard to the music and nords. Marietta Bey intended from the very first to apply to a French playwright, when one night, being belated at Memphis in the Serapeum, and unable to return oll foot, he all at once remembered an old Egyptian legend. Next day he committed the. scenario of it to paper, showed it to the khedive and ten copies it were printed in Alexandria.

One of these was sent to Mr. du Locle, who developed the whole in prose. Or. du Locle has also been authorized to find a French composer; but it is very certain that Marietta Bey had in his mind's eye the composer of "'Le though he may not have expressly said so. At any rate, Mr.

du Locle applied to David, who refused, although the "retainIng fee" was 50,000 francs. It because he could not comply with the first and foremost condition--to have score ready in six months at the latest. Then Wagner was thought of. It is most probable that he would have refused. To Matietta Bey belongs the credit, furthermore, of having entirely stage managed the opera.

Nevertheless, one is glad that Verdi and not David wrote the music to "Aila" for many reasons, though the composer of "Le Desert" is sadly neglected in these days of hothouse musical reputations. WAGNER AND THE VOICE. Concerning the oft repeated charge that Wagner's music injures the voice, Mr. can only say that I don't find it so at all, Mox Alvary made these interesting remarks in a London so contemporary: and I don't believe it is SO if you know how to use your voice. If you begin to sing Wagner before you are thoroughly master of your voice, of course, it would knock you all 10 pieces.

But I am never tired after a Wagner opera, except after 'Tristan' which tires me physically. not vocally. Remember, I had been singing and studying long before I began Wagner. The truth in, as I say, that if you really understand how to sing, Wagner is 110 more tiring thee anything else. Just look at that narrative I have to sing in my last scene in 'Got-you know how terribly high it is.

Well, I don't think you would notice those high notes unless you had the score in front of you. But you can't sing it at all until you are absolutely master of your resources. Then you always. in Wagner, have the interest of the part to carry you along. You can beliere in your art and that counts for a great DISLIKE FOR MUSIC.

The dislike for music felt by many of the world's greatest writers aud poets has been the subject of frequent combent and given rise to no slight discussion as to what psychological amt mental peculiarities could cause those who are gifted with such nice appreciation of the ryhthmic and musical beauty of words to find 130 pleasure or inspiration in the succession of tones which constitute music. Alphouse Daudet, in al recent issue of the Paris Figaro, has the following to say on this subject: As a rule we literary people care comparatiyuly little for musid. Ga'uthier's Opinion of the "humming aud brumming called music" is well known. Hugo, Leconte de Lisle, Bauville, Saint Victor Agreed with him. (toucourt turned up his Zola nose insi: as $001 as the piano was opened.

at times that he but he never knows from whom it is! The this or that piece of music "somewhere," good Flaubert pretended to be a great musician, but only to please Turgeneff, who in reality loved only the music cultirated in the "Salon Viarodot." Ag to myself, however, I love everything musical. the lively music as well as the sad and classical; the music of Beethoven, the music of the Spaniards, Gluck and Chopiu, Massenet and Saint Sacus, Gounod's "Faust" and the folk songs, the hand organ, the tampourine, even tho bells, muse for dancing and music for dreaming. It all speaks to me, inspires me. Wagner's music mores me, thrills me, hypnotizes me and the violin harmonies of the gypsies, those sorcerers of music. have always drawn me to the exhibitions.

The despicable fellows always stop my progress. I cannot leave them. MUSICAL NOTES. Chopin's "Marche Funebre," arranged for twenty-two harps, was a number on a concert program offered the London public last mouth. collection of hitherto unpublished letters of Franz Liszt is soon to be given to 'La the, Mara." world the by and Hartel.

German musical authoress, will edit them. Sept. Lollie 8. Collins will arrive in New York de She brings her "Ta ra-ra-Boomay" with her and will display it at the ance of Standard theater after the opera Paris in will hear its second Wagnerian the first November, the month fixed for of "Die production Meistersinger." of the grand opera be the Walther. Van Dyck will charge of Max Faethenheuer will lave Prof.

this the music at the Lyceum theseason. It is said that the German emperor of fouls: beat Jimmy- Carroll in Now Orleans in 44 rounds. TIED LITTLE FELLOWS. George Dixon" defeated young 3 rounds; defeated Cohen, 9 rouuds; defeated dim defeated Baruey Fiunigan, 7 rounds; defeated Fred Morris, rounds; defew.ed I'adly Kelly, 15 rounds; defeated. Sim Brackett, 5 rounds; deicated Billy Jawes, 3 rounds; defeated Eugene Hornbacker, rounds; defeated Johuny Murphy, 40 rounds; defeated Cal McCarthy, 23 rounds; defeated Abc Willis, Australian champion, 5 rounds; beat Jack Hamilton, 8 rounds; beat Charley Parton, 6 rounds; beat Nine Wallace, English champion, 10.

rounds, with Tom Dougherty, 10 rounds; draw with Hank Breman, 10 rounds; draw with Hank Breman, 9 rounds; draw with lank Breman, 15. rounds; draw with Hank Breman, 27. rounds; draw with Cal McCarthy, 75 rounds. Jack Skelly is a Brooklyn boy and an amateur. All his fights have been with amateurs.

He has defeated the following: Bibby Joues, Tom Hickey, Frank Neager (twice), Dan John MeTiernan, H. McA Allister, II. Kellerinan and Mike Leonard. SCHAFFER-IVES CONTROVERSY. The controversy between Champion Frank and ex-Champion Jake Schacfer continues to engage the attention of Parisians and American sojourners in the gay capital.

Schaefer issued his last proclamation Aug. In it he offered to play Ives it series of games at fourteeninch balk line for stakes of $500 upward. This series was to last three nights, 800 points each night, and the winner was to take all receipts and pay all expenses. In his challenge the Wizard" said that if Ives did not fancy this proposition he would play him at any of the four recognized billiard balk line, cuchion caroms, champion's game or straight rail--a of three games each for the same amount of money and on the same conditions as the balk line contest he first suggested. This challenge appeared in the Paris edition of the New York Herald and oll another day the same paper contained the following from the pen of the Young Napoleon: "Mr.

Schaefer's letter in your edition of this morning amuses me. Why, when Mr. Slosson, my representative, went to Mr. Schaefer to wake arrangements for the championship of the world match, did he 110t then, consent to play ine in any theater or public hall in Paris outside of the Foiles-Bergere and Nouveau Cirque? Schaefer has shown himself to anything but a square sportsman. He refused to play and declared the match off.

Now, seeing his mistake, he is trying to gain public sympathy by offering to play me when he knows very well 1 have made all my arrangements to return to America. The following is my ultimatum: "From this time. forward I shall not pay any attention to any challenges issued by the said Jacob Schaefer unless for the world's championship. A wounded bird will always flutter. "PRANK C.

IVES, "Champion of the World." The Herald, in commenting upon the wrangle between Ives and Schaefer, says: Well, an ultiwatum 'is an ultimatum, and Ives is not, a man to go back upon his word. In all this quibble the Herald's ink pot is the greatest sufferer, but the controversy has doubtless amused some of our readers. who perhaps do not know that both Schaefer and Ives are proprietors of rival billiard saloons in Chicago, which are within a stone's throw ench other. Ives holds the world's championship and means to keep it if he call. Schaefer would like to lave it.

The latest reports from Paris indicate that. Schaefer tutend: stay awhile longer in that "city. lIe is desirous of making a series of matches with Vignaux, and as the French champion is inclined to accept his offer Jake way remain in France for several months. Schaefer sent a telegrant) to his wife a few days ago urging. her hasten her departure from Chicago, so that, she would reach Paris early in a September.

In case he remains abroad for any length of time he will undoubtedly renew his contract with Vignaux's academy for a period of six months. Eugene Carter, who has an interest in the academy, is desirous of keeping Schaefer in laris as loug as he' possibly call. The "Wizard" is a great drawing card at the academy and retains all his old-time popularity with the Parisian admirers of billiards. Carter played shrewd game to secure Jake before any other management could get. him.

Ho chartered a steam tug and with a party of the best known raconteurs in the American colony met the steamer La Bourgogne, in which Schuefer left New York, a good distance from shore. Carter and his friends boarded the occan steamer. and Schaefer received a royal welcome. During the festirities that ensued Eugene managed to introduce a little bainess into the pleasures of the occasion, and by the time the La Bourgogne renched her dock he had a contract for Vignaux's academy, signed by Jake Schaefer, safely tucked away in his inside pocket. Carter bad not forgotten his American training.

Should Schaefer decide to remain in Paris for the winter a match will be arranged between him and Vignaux. The first contest will be 14-inch balk line, 1.200 points, two -nights; one game cushion carroms, 600 points, two nights, and third contest, three-cushion carroms. If this program is carried out it will prove one of the most interesting and important of any billiard exhibitions that have been given for years. Cycling. CLAY, CEMENT OR WOOD.

Of what material shall the bicycle track be constructed OIL which it is designed to hold the National and International races next year in this city? Clay, wood or' cement- It's 110 light question; in fact, it is by far the weightiest one which occupics the cyclist's attention just at pres ent, for it is, temporarily, at lenst, superior to makers, amateurs, and their fate, cash prizes or the chance of capturing some moneyed men to stand at the back of the sport during the first season. It is the universal expectation that Chicago shall provide the fastest track in the world for the fastest men in it. The meeting is to be historical and to match it the records, 0110 -and all, must fall. Wherefore the necessity of au unsurpassable path. It is held by some that vuly racing men are competent to speak Oil this subject.

but the discussion has been so free of late hereabouts that a shrewd suspicion has crept in that if they be left to decide there will be no track at all. for they ard possessed of divergent opinions formed various ways. Thus one prominent racing man says his wheel drags on such The cement is the proper material while another says advocates of wood think there is nothing to approach it and 4wrangle furiously with those who stick up for' clay. And so it goes. None agree.

Briefly the merits and demerit of each material are these: The clay track is undoubtedly very fast in fine weather if it been carefully sprinkled and rolled. All the world's records hare been made on it with the single exception of two--the mile and five mile in competition--and these were made 011 the new cement track in, Paris. But then it must ho remembered that the record breakers rarely have had a chance to fully test the cement track for speed. There are only a few of then and it is not always convenient for the speedy men to scamper off to France and Holland whew they feel in condition to do something big. There is no sound reason for belioving that a porous cement track will give to the rider of a pneuwatic Of wheel a if of dragging dIE the tire.

course, the track be perfectly smooth, as asphalt for example, tho tire will drag, for the brond rubber surface is forced down upon the track and there is no air to free its phesage. Riding on ice well illustrates the truth of this statement. But start a cement track with little air holes and, in theory at least. a pneumatic tiro should glide over it with the lost resistance. There are no dust particles, imbedding of the tire in surface to hinder or impede an a cement track.

Raln mars a clay track and makes it hehvy. Rain, it is contended. does not affect a roughened cement track, nor will water lie on it if it is given a gentle slope. Be sides, it dries in a few minutes, If well laid it seems to possess all the advantages that the others luck, and from the fact. that the two records just indicated have ion been thut made it on it thore is a prevalent opinit is superior to clay.

Moreover, and requires little money to keep in, repair is superior to the ravages of frost and heat for a score of years. On the at stant attention. and an annual outlay that other hand, the clay track roquires conthe end of five yeans has more than doubled track the original cost. The Springfield, ing takes $1,500 work of repairtrack, every year. Against this put cement which, if Unlf mile, round and fifty feet wide, will mot cost anything to cost keep iu twice as repair, much but as which will originally was first spent on: a clay track with the same width and circumferance.

As for the board track, it is said, but not proven, that it is faster than cither clay or cement. Those who lave faith in it believe that the wood should be laid lengthwise and slightly grooved. It's at nice point. to decidewhich is the fastest? It's a grave question of is the cheapest in the long Tribune. Shooting.

OHIO GAME LAW'S. A synopsis of the Ohio game laws, R8 given in the American is as follows: Open Oct. 15. to Nov. 20.

Quails, Nov. 10 to Dec. Squirrels, July 1 to Dee. 15. Woodco*cks, July 13 to Nov.

1. Ruffed grouse or phrensants, and prairio chickens, Sept. 1 to Dec. 15. Ducks, Sept.

1 to April 10. Ducks shall not be hunted on Sunday. Monday and Tuesday of any week between Sept. 1 and April 10. Turkeys, Oct.

1 to Dec. 15. Trapping or snaring quails or partridges prohibited. The use of any other gun than a shoulder gun, artificial light, siuk boat or battery, steam or naphtha launch, net or trap, prohibited. Sunday bunting prohibited nt.

all times. Swans, insectivorous birds and their nests protected at all times. Disturbing pigeon roosts or discharging any firearm at any wild pigeon within one-half mile of a wild pigcon roost prohibited. The use of ferrets for catching rabbits on the premises of another prohibited. Muskrats, minks and otters, March.

1 to April 15. Brook trout, salmon, land locked salmon or California salmon. March 10 to Sept. 1. With these exceptions there are no restrictions to fishing.

with hook and line, with bait or lure, except that bass under eight inches in length, and fish in private or posted waters are protectel. Netting and reining are allowed in many subject to specific or local laws. Explosives, poisonous drugs, spearing, shooting, trespassing and selling or having in possession any kind of fish in close season prohibital. Spearing suckers is allowed in all streams flowing into Lake Erie. Game and fish wardens appointed.

Justices of the peace, mayors and police judges have final jurisdiction in all cases of violation of the laws. Trotting. OLEVELAND'S, FAST AVERAGE. The average time at Detroit and the big meetings of the Grand circuit is shown below: DETROIT. Heats trotted 35, 2:10 26-35.

Heats paced 15, average 2:16 1-5. Total heats 50, 2:18 7-10. P'IIILADELPHIA. trotted 27, average 2:22 7-9. Heats paced 21, average 2:21 11-21.

Total heats 48, average 2:22 1-4. PITTSBURG. Heats trotted 33, average 2:21 9-33. Heats paced 17, average 2:19 2-17. Total heats 50, average 2:20 27-50.

CLEVELAND. Heats trotted 39, average 2:19 22-39. Heats paced 20, average 2:15 Total heats 59, average 2:17 48-59. BUFFALO, Heats trotted 33, average 2:10 21-33. Heats paced 17, average 2:14 14-17.

Total heats 56, average 2:18. ROCHESTER. Heats pared trotted 10, 25, average average 2:15 2:18 7-10. 11-25. Total heats 35, average 2:17 21-35.

GOOD. OLD WIIALING DAYS by Ancient Mariner of 'Sconset. A number of fishermen were telling stories of their early days in the quaint little village 'of Siascouset. There were a number of summer visitors in the room, and they seemed to enjoy the yarns which were being spun immensely. Finally au old, dried up man with a purple wen on his nock and a handful of white chin whiskers, said: "Talk' about the whaling days in Siasconset, why, call when the whales were so thick around here that it was common thing for them to crawl up on the shore like turtles to sun themselves." "llow long ago was that?" asked 311 anxious bystander.

"About forty years ago," replied the old man, "and in those days the whales had oil in them, too, that was worth talking about. I have seen them tap a whale and by the time the oil was out of him there didn't seem to be skin enough left to cover a base ball. But now they are kinder "What do you mean by non-explosive?" asked a bystander, as be handed the hoary grandsire of Siasconset a flask with which to warm hiniselt up a bit. "I mean, replied the Siasconseter 118 he banded, the flask back with A smile, the whales used to be so full of oil that if you put a wick in one of them and lit it. it would burn for almost six months." The crowd became attentive 18 the old man continued.

used to burn chunks of whale in the stove, and it made the finest fire you ever saw. We had the whale, or part of on, hanging up like a sheep in the back yard, and whenever we wanted to start a fire we would just step out with 1 hatchet and chop a chuuk or two that would fit the another drink!" interrupted the man with flask. "Don't mind if I do," replied the ancient I Here Sinsconseter. he took a good pull, and, banding the flask back, continued in a sad, redective tone: "I once knew an old whaler who has been dead many years. His cud was very sad." "How a did he die?" asked a bystander.

"Killed by a whale," said the grandsire of Siasconset. "Out ou the water, of. course," suggested the stranger. "No: out in his back yard." "Hit him with his tail?" "No." replied the Siasconset romancer. "You see, the old man hauled off at the whale with his the whale bit him in half before he would striko?" "Not much; tho whale was dead." "Then how could he have killed your friend?" "This way." said the old man deliberately, "he dropped a spark by accident out of his pipe and it fell upon the whale.

The whale exploded like a kerosene lamp and scattered my friend from Siasconset to Tuckahoe. Ag it was night, the ocean was lighted up for miles, and over at Martha's Vineyard they thought Nantucket was having its Arst volcano. I tell you the whales in the old days were Here the old Siasconseter looked around to find that all his hearers had slipped. softly Sentinel. Little Homer's Slate.

After dear old grandma died, Hunting through an onken chest In the attic, we espied What renaid our childish quest; 'Twas A Comely little slate, of ancient date. Op its quaint and battered face Was the picture cart Drawn with all that awkward graco Which betokens childish art; But "Homer what meant this legend. pray: drew this festerday?" Mother recollected then What the years were fain to hide, She was but a baby when Little Homer lived and died; Little Homer had been dead. a Forty years, so mother said, This one secret through those years Grandma kept from all apart, Hallowed by her lonely tears And the breaking of her heart; While fear that sped away Seemed to bier but yeeterday. So the homely little elate Grandma's baby's dingers pressed, To memory consecrate, Lieth in the oaken chest, hero, unwilling Pre should know, randmu put it.

years ago. -Eugene Field, Lu Chicago News Record. is personally interested in Sir Arthur Sullivan's music. and has himself given the order for the impending production of his opera at Berlin. Suppe has completed a new operetta, the libretto being from the pen Schnitzer.

The title of the work is "The Fakir," and an early production at Vienna hof theater is announced. Augusta Iolmes, who is perhaps best known female composer of the period, has written a new opera. "The Black Mountain," which is to be produced the grand opera in Mr. Robert L. Buchanan.

the playwright, will make attempt comic opera this season, besides filling the commissions he has in for plays for Messrs. 1. S. Willard and Beerbohm Tree. Miss Lillian Russell's opinion that New York hasn't "enough silly youths with large pocketbooks and no brains to funport a real London music hall" must carry the weight of long experience with New York's capabilities in that direction.

However, it will probably not discourage the steps being taken to provide our jeunesse doree with the pleasures of one those costly entrees into. ducal families and will only put our enterprising young amateur noblemen on their mettle prove their perfect right to wear a monocle and languid York World. Charles Alfred Byrne, Lous Harrison and William Furst went over the libretto and music. Fo far as finished, their new opera, "Princess Nicotine," last Saturday, previous to parting company fur several months. Mr.

Furst started Monday last wth the "Miss 'Helyett" company and Mr. Harrison goes with the Lillian Russell opera company on Monday next to San Francisco. The three partners will not meet again until next December. Mr. 'Furst will proceed with the music while away and the librettists will complete their book, which, by the way, almost finished.

The subject of the opera iN Cuban. In a published announcement denying the truth of the report that the people Ober-Ammergau intend to produce the "Passion Play" at the world's fair, Mayor Johannes Lung says: "More than 250 years ago our ancestors solemnly pledged themselves to produce the 'Passion Play' every ten years in grateful remembrance of having been spared from the pest then raging, and this vow was always faithfully kept by us. Nothing is further from of our thoughts than instituting productions the 'Passion Play' besides those given every ten years; neither do we deem proper to travel as actors to make profession of our sacred play." -Buffalo Courier. Miss Marie Deppe, niece of the late Ludwig Deppe, has made a three years' contract with the Royal Berlin opera house beginning Oct. 1.

It is said that Moriz Moszkowski will console himself for the lONg of a wife (who it may be remembered ran engaging lately away with a French oflicer) by himself matrimonially to Miss and Deppe, who is said to be a charming singer is person. The first Mrs. Moszkowski ciety at of present l'aul enjoying the cultivated somany. Lindau, novelist, in Ger- The Cabin Boy and the Cook. Sars And the a tear cabin fell boy round to Dinah, and the great, cook, An' won't bear the yoke take off my of every ol' poke, For I've cap to the inate.

And he a notion the Indian Ocean," "Has no cabin stood up proud and free, Let him take boy off that is better than Oi; his hat to me!" "'Hol' "An' on lean dar, chile," says Dinah, You ain't no yer yere to me, the cook, This boss clar way ercross Hain't vere hull big blame sea. the ver cap'n seen it happ'n how the mate to You's Takes awful off his hat? Go long! Jes' larn ware brash, you you young w'ite trash, belong!" cook. there, Dinnh!" says the boy to the "Belay Did "Don't git ez hot ez a store. you cap'n aver see it happ'n thet our ol' "W'y Tips uis hat to any cove?" long! nOw you're wrong," says Dinah. "Go For Jump he'd he overboard an' swim.

owner Jonah if he didn't smoove de a An' tip his hat to him!" cook. there, Dinah," says the "Avast boy to the The "Your owner's sails is a too much spread, tonner, stunner, a twenty thousan' "Broak An' he off keeps his hat on his Here de dar, merchant chile! break jines off foli erwhile! head!" An' dat's wots de de swim, his charter marter w'en he wants Den de cap'n tips to him!" "But the merchant," said on-wheels, the boy, "is a godA "Laws!" reg'lar tough ol' duff!" Wir Dinah kine quid, er "let me All Vo' head De merchant's a seller, sense an' stuff! An' he wants to sell, yer trad'n see? feller, So An' he he ben' down flat, an' bow to you an' he take off be hat, -Sam Walter Foss, in me!" Yankee Blade. He Boarded -Enough Said. A young avenue dentist, last who opened an office many discouragements. week, finds a good on was a thin young His first patient cont and triced man.

his who wore 110 waistand yellow belt. up person With a pink chair, There during was a which profitable hour or two the in the niest stories as he fled dentist told his funbuzzed. At length, Instead and chiselled and biggest cavities with of filling up the piece, the conscientious and beginner charging $10 "Shall I put soft said: "I board. replied the filling, sir?" of the chair, briefly. exhausted occupant "I asked you about said a the soft dentist doubtfully.

tient. sitting and up in lightning, Alouted wouth into shape, "I the tell chair and pulling his the paboarding house, and it you've you got I in glass amalgam or rolled steel any ground Soft filling, you coot, do I look caps, use 'em. cide?" -Detroit Free Press. like a sui- The Snail is Very Prolific. months.

Age at which production begins, five and seven-tenths of broods, days. one in about two Frequency Number Reproductive in each period, brood, thirty, average. to July. four months, March extends Assuming from that March the reproductive season assuming further to September, and two years, we have that the enail lives but of the total the following estimate pair: number of offspring of a single at At close close of of first season, 950 inal pair at second close of senson, origpairs total number of second season, offspring in two years, No Moro Enthusiasm. "You used do to not be?" scem to be as religious you as in "No, it." I do not feel the same enthusiasm "Why not?" hell, "Well, seems they have abolished punishment and a lot of othor things, and--well.

revivals ain't what they ouce were. York Press. PLAYS AND PLAYERS. HOUSE ON TILE MARSH AT THE LYCEUM THIS WEEK, "Lost in New at H. R.

Jacobs' -Opening of the Season at the Star on Saturday Night With a Burlesque Company--The Opera Houso Season Will Begin Sept. 5-Notes. Whitbeck and the Vendome quartet. STAR THEATER. The new offering at the Lyceum theater this week will be the romantic drama, House on the Marsh," a dramatization of Florence Worden's popular story.

The play, which hats been produced in England, was first performed in this country at Boston, where it had a long run. There will be additional interest lent the occasion of its presentation in Cleveland by the arpearance of Mr. Mervyn Dallas, the author of the play, in the role of Gervas Reyner, alias Jim Ward fall, J. gentleman burglar of the house oll the marsh. Mr.

Dallas has constructed a play after the order of "Jim the P'enman." The sitInutions are said to be strong and interesting, the curtain finally falling on a most stirring and powerful climax. The first scene opens where the gentleman burglar lives under the guise of all English gentle man and shows all the retinement connected with an establishment of that kind. The second discloses the robbery in Sir John Mushem's house. The third Sarah Gooch's efforts to drown Violet Christie, tne governess, in the well in the cellar of the nouse, and the fourth shows where Woodfall is trackal to his own house. re The usual matinees will be given Wednesday and Saturday.

H. R. JACOBS' THEATER. A the Manager comedy-drama Jacoby will "Lost in present New this York," week with the following people: Ogden Stevens, W. H.

Murphy, H. II. Horton, Charles W. Jackson, E. A.

Tune, Hugh Spencer, Lilly Spencer, Adelaide Colton, Henrietta Scott, Alice Spencer Baby Gertrude. The play is a sensational drama and is probably the best work of its author, Leonard Grover. The story deals with the undercurrent of New York life of today. The company. carries two carlowls of special scenery, paintel by Arthur Toegtlin of the Madison Square theater, New York, and Noxon und Toomey of the Grand opera house, St.

Louis. and comprising the following settings: The East river by moonlight; Grammercy square, showing the home of the late Samuel J. Tilden; Randall's island insane asylum and New York harbor at night, showing the shipping in the bay riding at anchor and the city in the distance illuminated. Among the realistic features introduced are 1 river of real water, 1 full rigged yacht, real ferries, rowboats and a genuine steamboat that runs at full speed, carrying a score of passengers. Incidental to the action of the drama several specialties will be introduced by Miss Sinclair and Mr.

Murphy, an Irish. comelian. The is babies' day. A carriage will be given matinees will be as usual, Tuesday, Wednesday a and Saturday. Wednesday away at the matinee.

THE OPERA HOUSE. "Underground," a story of the mines, a new comedy drama by Daniel L. Hart. will he the opening attraction at the opera house Monday, Sept. 5.

The play deals with life In the conl region of P'ennsylvania, and, like the "Old Homestead" and "Alabama," it is said, is imbued with the flavor of the soil. The scenery will be elaborato and picturesque. One act will be the interior of a wine, with the ascending carriages and coal cars in operation. The climax of this act will be an exhibition of stage renlism. The last act depicta the suppression of a strike by Wilkesbarre regimont, and the incident, it is claimed, is as historical, dramatic and thrilling as any episode containel in the best war dramas and of a similur nature.

The cast will include Mr. Frank Karrington, Mr. Henry Hanscombe, Miss Jeunio The May Russell burlesque will open the season at the Star theater, commencing the engagement- next Saturday evening with a new company of what aro said to be first class performers. This company is now under the sole management of Mr. Charles C.

Stun of this city and les owned exclusively by Miss Pauline Batcheller and Mr. Stamm, who will tour the country for forty weeks, including an engagement in Chicago during the world's fair. "Divorce" will be presontel;" also "Fashion Miss Pauline Batcheller, Letta Meredith. Fish and Richwond, Odell and l'age. John T.

'lierney, J. Marcus Doyle, Zamera, the Stewarts, Bertina Leslie and many others will give varied entertainment. The engagement is for seven vights and usual mati- nt noes. NEW P'RAYS. "The White Squadron," which received its first presentation in Now York Inst week, is severely criticised by the papers although it has met with popular success.

Says an exchange: It was difficult to tell exactly where Mr. James WV. Harking, came in last night. Ic Was the announced author of a melodrama the Fourteenth street theater, will which called out an extraordinary amount by enthusiasm, but there was not a new situation in it from beginning to end and overy speech had the ring of familiarity. It was a conventional melodrama, dealing with the turgid and bellicose times of Brazil before the recent revolution, and it of was absolutely choked with incidents.

by Somo of the fun in the play was modernsnap-shot camera episode, for instancebut in tho main the story of the play did not depart from traditional lines. The motive was the desire for vengenuce of RI young ensign of the Brazilian navy, whose mother had been killed by a general of the Brazilian army. Considerable interest was manifested in for the actors. Mr. Robert Iilliard was admirably suited in a strong romantic role less and Mr.

Henry Tree gave A. amooth per- will formance of a stage villain, Perhaps the actor who was most clearly in touch with thro was audience keen, was manly Mr. and William intelligent Harcourt, in one of the minor roles. theater, Chicago, Monday, by George "Divorce Day" was given at the Grape. Lederer's coincdiaus.

It is an ndaptation from the German of "Mismated," by Benjamin I. Roeder and Kirke La Sheile. DRAMATIC NOTES. A. V.

Pearson has bought "The White Squadron" from James W. Harking, jr. P'retty Isabelle Coo started for Minne apolis on. Welnesday where her starring season in "Niobe" begins. Stuart Robson and Mrs.

Robson hare returned Europe. Mr. Robsou's next tour begins Sept. 19 in Brooklyn. Otis Skinner is making a pedestrian tour of a Switzerland.

At last accounts he had climbed the Rigi. Ie expects to do several hundred miles before sailing for home on Sept. 3. "Natural with Donnelly and Girard in the cast, will be an early production at the Lyceum theater. with A drama entitled dealing the life of Mary Queen of Scots in the old palace, has been written for Sara Bernhardt by Richard Davey and Walter Pollock, and Sara has ordered its adaptation in French.

Miss Minna K. Gale will be married to Mr. Archibald C. Haynes, Thursday evening. Sept.

at All Souls' church in New Fifth York. A reception will follow. at Sherry's, avenue. The women who will be prominent in Shakesperean roles are Minna Gale, Julia Marlowe. Modjeska and Janauschek.

It is "Hamlet" likely that in Wilson Barrett will attempt this country, and it is certain that Willard will also play Among the stage debutantes next week is the daughter of Helen Tracy. Miss l'aulino still Tracy is just out of school and, though very young, has in every feature of her face the characteristics of her father. She is to appear in a new play called "The Vendetta." Sadie Robert Saylor ju "Sport McAllister," Scanlan in "Nora Machree" and "Eight Bells," are come of the attractions booked for the Lyceum theater. Marcus k. Muyer will arrive in New York panied Oct.

by 5 Mrs. and will probably be accomBernard Beere. It has not she vet will been decided upon with what play make her American debut. but it will not be "As In a Looking Glass." Robert Livingston Cutting, who married Miss Soligman in New York last wook, is a Ilis society swell with theatrical proclivities. papa has cut off his allowance and Mr.

Cutting will in future have to work for a living. Probably he will with his wife and become an actor man. appear Prince The Princess Beatrice and her husband, Henry of Battenberg, were among the principal characters in an entertainment which recently took place at Darmstadt in aid of the industrial hones of that city. The royal couple sang English and German duets, and also appeared in a series of tableaux vivauts. The Pall Mall Gazette Mays: "The veteran Mrs.

Kcoley paid 1. visit the elber day to Buffalo Bill's 'Will and wag greatly pleased with the show. an old she maid to Col. Cody afterward, but I have never seen such real acting in my life is I have seen this afterShe also told the colonel that she had played ago." in New York in 1830-fifty-six years On Friday Mr. Hoyt's "A Trip to Chinaat toyn" the colebrated its 300th performance Hoyt Madison Square theater and the occasion was commemorated with the presentation of a solid silver calendar as 1 remembrance of the longest run ever given to a farce comedy in the history of the stage.

The clever little play is, however, running to crowded houses yet and the indications are that continue to do so for another season. clist, playwright and actor, has signed a David. Christie Murray, the English cor contract with Daniel Frohman for a five months' tour of America. beginning in New "Ned's York in November. Besides his play, which has been produced with only reasonable success in Australia and London, he will bring a new comedy, in which he will play the leading role.

George Dixon, Bob Fitzsimmons. Jim Corbett and John L. Sullivan will all head dramatic companies this season. Roth Sult livan and Corbett are in the hands of shrewd managers and it is said that tho who wins in the big New Orleaus fight on Sent. 7 will be able to make 08 the least $100.000 by the "The dramatic tour 9f succeeding year.

plays have in every case been written to suit the pugilists, Mr. Sullivan's bearing the somewhat aristocratic title of "Crypt. Harcourt." while Corbett's play is called "Gentleman 'The following are the important attractions announced for this week in New York: "The Vice Admiral' at the Casino, vaudeville at Tony Pastor's, the Henry D. Dixey Opera company in "The Mas- cot" at Palmer's theater, "A Trip to Chinatown' at the Madison Square, "Settled Out of Court" at the Fifth Avenue theater, "Sinbad" at the Garden theater, "The Shamrock" at the Windsor, "The Squadron" at the Fourteenth Street theater, De Wolf Hopper in "Wang" at the Broadway theater, "The Private Sec at tho Standard theater, "The Kentucky Colonel" at the Union Square Center and Katie Emmett in "Killarney." the Star theater. Jock Mason and his wife.

Marion Manola, are preparing for their tour of the Court Square cheater, altuost Sept. 5. On Xhis the country, which will begin in Springfield, ploted, will be then tu the Springpublic. and Afra Mason havo secured 8 company, tuchuding Aunie Clarke, Robert J. 1.

Booth, Edward Temple ('hartes John I. Brantel. Hattie Schell, l'olly Winner, Mollie Stevens and otbers, 'Two pieces be our of them a comedy, William Young, entitled "If I Were the other a operetta called 'The costume which Mme. Sarah Bernrando will WeAr in Mr. Oscar Wille's to onc-act play, "Salome," consists of two parts, the long, flowing under-robe being cloth of gold of splendid texture.

It cost, the way, £12 a yard. This golden undergarment is hand-embroidered all over with large pale blue and salmon-colored flowers with pearl centers of delicato shape outlined with gold. Orer this foundation hangs a shorter robe of brilliant yellow silk gauze, also embroidered with huge flowers with jeweled centers. Mme. Bernhardt has a special predilection embroidery of the richest and most perh designs.

Of the more common and expensire style of applique work she have nono on her stage dresses. A l'aris correspondent writes: Mme..

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